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November 5, 2006 2:49 PM   Subscribe

It being the 5th of November and that… here's a bit of fireworks nostalgia.
posted by tellurian (19 comments total)

 
Perhaps some explanation of what the importance of Nov. 5 is would be in order? And yes, I did look at the page and saw it was mentioned several times but without any reason behind it, did I miss something?
posted by fenriq at 2:58 PM on November 5, 2006


Sorry about that fenriq. I kind of assumed that the popularity of V for Vendetta would have made the events pretty well known.
posted by tellurian at 3:06 PM on November 5, 2006


Nope.
posted by smackfu at 3:45 PM on November 5, 2006


Ahh, thanks Tellurian. V for Vendetta is on my Netflix but we haven't gotten there yet.
posted by fenriq at 3:49 PM on November 5, 2006


Remember, remember the fifth of November...
posted by homunculus at 4:03 PM on November 5, 2006


It might be nice to take a trip to the UK for Guy Fawkes Day next year, assuming the DHS will allow me to leave the country.
posted by homunculus at 4:15 PM on November 5, 2006


Remember, remember the fifth of November,
the gunpowder treason and plot.
i can think of no reason
the gun powder treason
should ever be forgot.
posted by Doorstop at 4:42 PM on November 5, 2006


homunculus: No, you may not do that, but you may do one watering can instead.
posted by tellurian at 4:49 PM on November 5, 2006


I hate when my faith in the literacy of MeFi gets shaken. :/
posted by j-dub at 8:18 PM on November 5, 2006


Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the posts and the comments; and there was a great calm.
posted by tellurian at 9:01 PM on November 5, 2006


Fenriq, at the risk of sounding slightly snobbish, I strongly recommend reading the graphic novel before (or instead of) seeng the movie. The film doesn't follow the story very well at all.
posted by Spike at 9:14 PM on November 5, 2006


It's my birthday, too!

I find it unfortunate that V for Vendetta could not have been released on its original intended date of 11/5/05.
posted by mrbill at 10:19 PM on November 5, 2006


It's my birthday three!

Matter of fact, I spent this one in the UK, just because.
posted by eriko at 2:19 AM on November 6, 2006


mrbill, that is indeed unfortunate. I had the eleventh of May 2005 free. I ended up celebrating the Superiorship of Mary with the Vocationist Fathers and Sisters. Date formats suck, do they not? This was a bit of a throwaway post, but I was was feeling nostalgic for the Old Dart (the only country that celebrates Guy Fawkes openly). Anyway - Many Happy Returns to mrbill and eriko. Hip, Hip. Hooray.
posted by tellurian at 4:46 AM on November 6, 2006


Hip, Hip. Hooray.
posted by tellurian at 4:47 AM on November 6, 2006


Hip, Hip. Hooray. For They are Jolly Good Fellows…
posted by tellurian at 4:51 AM on November 6, 2006


fenriq at least is not being willful about it. Elsewhere, the times they are a-changin'.
posted by IndigoJones at 5:30 AM on November 6, 2006


Perhaps some explanation of what the importance of Nov. 5 is would be in order

It's a historically dissipated pogrom against Catholics.
posted by meehawl at 5:48 AM on November 6, 2006


Thanks, Tellurian. I was in Lewes this year (as most years), and it was a fine spectacle.
posted by athenian at 12:12 PM on November 6, 2006


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